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Imaginative vs. Creative — What's the Difference?

Imaginative vs. Creative — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Imaginative and Creative

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Imaginative

Having or showing creativity or inventiveness
He was imaginative beyond all other architects
Making imaginative use of computer software
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Creative

Relating to or involving the use of the imagination or original ideas to create something
Change unleashes people's creative energy
Creative writing
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Imaginative

Having a lively imagination, especially a creative imagination.
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Creative

A person whose job involves creative work
The most important people in the mix will be creatives and direct marketing specialists
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Imaginative

Created by, indicative of, or characterized by imagination or creativity.
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Creative

Having the ability or power to create
Human beings are creative animals.
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Imaginative

Tending to indulge in the fanciful or in make-believe.
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Creative

Productive; creating.
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Imaginative

Having no truth; false.
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Creative

Characterized by originality and expressiveness; imaginative
Creative writing.
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Imaginative

Having a lively or creative imagination.
An imaginative boy
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Creative

One who displays productive originality
The creatives in the advertising department.
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Imaginative

Tending to be fanciful or inventive.
An imaginative story
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Creative

Tending to create things, or having the ability to create; often, excellently, in a novel fashion, or any or all of these.
A creative dramatist who avoids cliche
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Imaginative

False or imagined.
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Creative

(of a created thing) Original, expressive and imaginative.
A creative new solution to an old problem
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Imaginative

Proceeding from, and characterized by, the imagination, generally in the highest sense of the word.
In all the higher departments of imaginative art, nature still constitutes an important element.
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Creative

(set theory) A type of set of natural numbers, related to mathematical logic.
A creative set
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Imaginative

Given to imagining; full of images, fancies, etc.; having a quick imagination; conceptive; creative.
Milton had a highly imaginative, Cowley a very fanciful mind.
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Creative

Designed or executed to deceive or mislead.
Creative accounting
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Imaginative

Unreasonably suspicious; jealous.
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Creative

(countable) A person directly involved in a creative marketing process.
He is a visionary creative.
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Imaginative

(used of persons or artifacts) marked by independence and creativity in thought or action;
An imaginative use of material
The invention of the knitting frame by another ingenious English clergyman
An ingenious device
Had an inventive turn of mind
Inventive ceramics
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Creative

(uncountable) Artistic material used in advertising, e.g. photographs, drawings, or video.
The design team has completed the creative for next month's multi-part ad campaign.
I've included in my portfolio all the creative I've completed in my five year design career.
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Creative

Having the power to create; exerting the act of creation.
The creative force exists in the germ.
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Creative

Having the ability or power to create;
A creative imagination
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Creative

Promoting construction or creation;
Creative work
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Creative

Having the power to bring into being
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